Ozone layer depletion

Maintaining a safe level of ozone molecules in the stratosphere.

A global overview

Earth’s stratospheric ozone layer filters out ultraviolet radiation from the sun. Some human-made chemical substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) will, if released, enter the stratosphere and deplete the ozone layer, exposing Earth and her inhabitants to the sun’s harmful UV rays.

How is digital tech relevant to ozone layer depletion?

Areas of tension

These are the issues, negative impacts and concerns collectively raised by the attendees from our pilot workshops.

For the global population
  • Older methods for cooling data centers or tech offices can use freon / halocarbon or chlorofluorocarbons, which are mildly to highly toxic and can cause ozone depletion.